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  • VAN GIRL: HORSE AND CART DELIVERIES FOR THE LONDON, MIDLAND AND SCOTTISH RAILWAY, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1943

    VAN GIRL: HORSE AND CART DELIVERIES FOR THE LONDON, MIDLAND AND SCOTTISH RAILWAY, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 16835

    Lilian Carpenter and Vera Perkins drive their horse-drawn cart around Ludgate Circus and head towards Ludgate Hill, whilst on their way to make a delivery for the LMS Railway Company. The photograph was taken from just under the railway bridge at...

  • UTILITY CLOTHES: FASHION RESTRICTIONS IN WARTIME BRITAIN, 1943

    UTILITY CLOTHES: FASHION RESTRICTIONS IN WARTIME BRITAIN, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 14837

    A model poses on a Bloomsbury rooftop to show off her two-tone Atrima dress, costing 7 coupons.

  • HARRY POLLITT SPEAKS OUTSIDE THE BRITISH MUSEUM, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    HARRY POLLITT SPEAKS OUTSIDE THE BRITISH MUSEUM, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 4593

    A huge crowd has gathered outside the British Museum, probably on Montague Street, to hear Harry Pollitt, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Great Britain, make a speech about Aid to Russia. Pollitt is actually standing on top of a small van,...

  • BRITAIN HEARS NEWS OF END OF JAP WAR: CELEBRATING VICTORY IN JAPAN, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, c 15 AUGUST 1945

    BRITAIN HEARS NEWS OF END OF JAP WAR: CELEBRATING VICTORY IN JAPAN, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, c 15 AUGUST 1945

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 25637

    Civilians walk amongst the piles of torn up paper which have been thrown, 'ticker tape'-style, from the windows of offices, on Lower Regent Street, London, to celebrate the signing of the Peace with Japan. A young boy can be seen playing with...

  • ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC: THE WORK OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY IN WARTIME, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC: THE WORK OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY IN WARTIME, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 22296

    Clive W Black is the house steward at the Royal Academy of Music. He helped to organise the Academy's ARP provision, and can be seen here acting as a fire watcher on the roof of the Academy. A good view of the local area can be seen from the roof...

  • WARTIME THEATRE: ENTERTAINMENT IN LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, AUGUST 1943

    WARTIME THEATRE: ENTERTAINMENT IN LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, AUGUST 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 16394

    Actor Douglas Byng (centre, just stepping onto the pavement) arrives for work at the Lyric Theatre, where he is starring in 'Flying Colours' with Binnie Hale and Jackie Hunter. Behind him, the queue of people awaiting entry can be seen under...

  • WARTIME PROPAGANDA: NATIONAL SAVINGS POSTERS, LONDON, 1941

    WARTIME PROPAGANDA: NATIONAL SAVINGS POSTERS, LONDON, 1941

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 5598

    A striking photograph of War Savings posters around the base of Nelson's Column, Trafalgar Square. The lions at the base of the Column can also be seen, as can a flock of pigeons, flying overhead. The poster tells citizens 'It's up to...

  • VAN GIRL: HORSE AND CART DELIVERIES FOR THE LONDON, MIDLAND AND SCOTTISH RAILWAY, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1943

    VAN GIRL: HORSE AND CART DELIVERIES FOR THE LONDON, MIDLAND AND SCOTTISH RAILWAY, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 16829

    At the junction of New Bond Street and Conduit Street in London, Vera Perkins leans out of the horse-drawn cart being driven by Lilian Carpenter to ask a traffic policeman for directions. On the corner, the large building of C J Lytle Ltd Advertising...

  • WOMEN'S STREET CLEANING BRIGADE: FEMALE DUSTMEN AT WORK, LONDON, 1942

    WOMEN'S STREET CLEANING BRIGADE: FEMALE DUSTMEN AT WORK, LONDON, 1942

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 8944

    Mrs G Warren of the St Pancras Women's Street Cleaning Brigade uses a large broom to sweep the road. She is brushing in the gutter beside the kerb, with her dustcart nearby. The buildings behind her show signs of being badly damaged by air raids...

  • THE RECONSTRUCTION OF 'AN INCIDENT': CIVIL DEFENCE TRAINING IN FULHAM, LONDON, 1942

    THE RECONSTRUCTION OF 'AN INCIDENT': CIVIL DEFENCE TRAINING IN FULHAM, LONDON, 1942

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 7903

    Teams of Civil Defence Wardens and members of the rescue squads work to evacuate casualties from two severely bomb-damaged houses on Edith Villas in Fulham. A long ladder has been stretched to the upstairs window on the right, and casualties are being...

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